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Rotary Peace Fellowships - 2016-17

Are you looking to make a significant impact on the world by promoting tolerance and cooperation?

Rotary selects some of the world’s most dedicated and brightest professionals to receive fully funded fellowships to study at our Rotary Peace Centers. In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 900 fellows for careers in peace building. Many of them go on to serve as leaders in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank.

The Rotary Peace Centers program is intended for individuals who have chosen a career in international relations, peace, and conflict resolution to pursue master studies. For example, individuals active in journalism, civil service, non-governmental organisations, diplomacy, mediation work, and the military may be strong candidates for the Rotary Peace Fellowships.

Fellowship Overview

Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of our peace centers. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses. Two types of peace fellowships are available.

MASTER'S DEGREE - “Building the leaders of tomorrow”

  • 15-24 month program at one of our 5 Rotary Peace Centers at leading partnering universities
  • 50 fellows selected annually to earn a master’s degree in fields related to peace and security 
  • Each university offers customized curriculum and a 2-3 month applied field experience
  • Fellows connect with an international cohort of peace fellows, thought leaders, and a global network of Rotarians

PROFESSTIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE - “Strengthening the leaders of today”

  • 3 month professional development program at our Rotary Peace Center in Bangkok, Thailand
  • 50 fellows selected annually to earn a professional certificate in peace and conflict studies
  • Intended for professionals with extensive experience working in peace-related fields
  • Diverse interdisciplinary program includes 8 weeks intensive classroom study with guest lecturers and 2 weeks field studies

Both programs require, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree in a related field; three years of relevant work experience for the Master’s program and five years for the professional development certificate and proficiency in English.

Who can apply:

Fellows are selected through a globally competitive application process, based on the applicant's ability to have a significant, positive impact on the world. Learn more about eligibility requirements and restrictions.

Application Process:

Begin by watching Rotary's Application Checklist Video and review the application process online.

All Rotary Peace Fellowship applications need the endorsement of your local Rotary district. You can find your nearest local Rotary Club by using the Club Finder tool.

More Information:

For more information on the fellowship, please click here. For further enquiries, please email


Applications for the 2016-17 Rotary Peace Fellowship close 31st May, 2015.

Selection Criteria
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Closing Date : 31/05/2015
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